[BLML] Frail elderly lady (FEL)

Alain Gottcheiner agot at ulb.ac.be
Fri Jan 22 17:18:21 CET 2010

Bill & Helen Kemp a écrit :
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Grattan" <grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk>
> To: <blml at rtflb.org>
> Sent: Friday, January 22, 2010 5:38 PM
> Subject: [BLML] Frail elderly lady (FEL)
>> Grattan Endicott<grandaeval at tiscali.co.uk
>> ********************************
>> "Dreamer of dreams, born out of my due time,
>> Why should I strive to set the crooked straight?
>> Let it suffice that my murmuring rhyme
>> Beats with light wing against the ivory gate
>> Telling a tale not too importunate."
>>                      [William Morris]
>> "''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''
>> +=+ As it happened, in a remote parochial bridge
>> club, a certain innocent FEL was prevented from
>> playing five or six boards of a 26 board session
>> The Director was to blame.
>>       Upon advice the Director decided to award
>> the dear lady her own average (about 54%) on
>> the missed boards.  When she was told this the
>> FEL said "Oh no, you can't do that, it is against
>> the law". She found a law book and showed the
>> Director Law 12C2(a); "It says here", she said,
>> "that you must give me at least 60% on each
>> board." Wriggle as he might, the Director could
>> find no authority in the laws for doing anything
>> else and I have found nothing legal to counter
>> the frail elderly lady's protest.   .
>>      Any thoughts?
>>                                ~ Grattan ~   +=+
Why do you need to counter it ? The 60% principle is there to cover the 
possibility that she might have scored better against those other two 
pairs. Could oyu swear that she wouldn't ?

A local club did a great move last year : in similar circumstances, a 
pair clinched 2nd place (with about 57%) for a thin margin. There were 
two 2nd prizes that day.

Best regards


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